2Pac photographed by Jeffery Newbury, 1992.
Paula Abdul and John Stamos at the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards on February 21, 1990.
Aaliyah and R. Kelly photographed by Dana Lixenberg, 1994.
TLC photographed by Matthew Jordan Smith, 1994.
Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston during the 38th Annual Grammy Awards Pre-Party Hosted by Clive Davis on February 27, 1996 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Jennifer Lopez and Wesley Snipes attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation Benefit Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on January 28, 1995
Jennifer and Wesley costarred in Money Train (1995). They had a steamy sex scene; Jennifer later complained that Woody Harrelson and Snipes were constantly hitting on her during filming. She told Movieline in 1998 that Woody was funny about it, but Wesley came on to her strong:
“Wesley–even though I had a boyfriend at the time–went full court press. He was flirting with me–you always flirt with your costars, it’s harmless–then he just started getting a little more serious. He would invite us all out together and then at the end of the night, he’d drop me off last and try to kiss me. I’d be like, ‘Wesley, please, I’m not interested in you like that.’ He got really upset about it. His ego was totally bruised. He wouldn’t talk to me for two months. I was like, ‘What an asshole.’ Actors are used to getting their way and to treating women like objects. They’re so used to hearing the word ‘Yes.’”
Also in a 1998 interview with Movieline, Wesley responded to her accusations:
“What happened was, she had never done a love scene before. She was absolutely terrified. I was given instructions from the director to make her feel good. That was my job… I tried to make her comfortable – took her to dinner, talked. I knew people would look at the screen and say either, “They have chemistry,” or, “They don’t.” I told her, if she took my advice we’d do a wonderful, erotic scene. And if it wasn’t a good love scene, they’d edit around her and throw it on the floor. And that’s exactly what happened. She tried to make it seem like I was using the craft just to get into her pants, and that really offended me. That’s why I didn’t say nothin’ to her.”
Tommy Mottola, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, and Christie Brinkley at
The Police Athletic League dinner
at The Plaza Hotel in New York City on June 12, 1991.
LL Cool J and Kidada Jones
LL Cool J and Kidada Jones dated from 1992 to 1994. In his book I Make My Own Rules, LL said he cared about
and respected her but he broke up with her because of her spirituality beliefs.
“She would go to an ashram, consult a guru, and pray to statues… Before my album 14 Shots to the Dome dropped, Kidada told me she threw some kind of stick into the eternal fire for my album. I was like ‘Yo why did you do that? I didn’t ask you to do that!’ That joint flopped crazily. ‘Oh, well, I’m sorry I cared!’ she said. I had hurt her feelings, but she had hurt me too. I know she meant well, but I just couldn’t get with that. She took me to her guru once and I remember kneeling before this strange young woman who was touching feathers.”
Tupac photographed by Dana Lixenberg, 1994.